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that off a fortune cookie, didn't you? [ laughter ] got to be honest, i did. your lucky numbers are 9, 15 -- [ laughter ] big international news. after disputes over it's nuclear program, iran is threatening to stop exporting oil. which means the u.s. may have to tap into its backup reserve, mitt romney's hair. [ laughter ] so, that might happen any day now. [ cheers and applause ] speaking of mitt romney, according to a new poll, 39% of voters say the more they know about romney, the less they like him. which explains his new campaign slogan, mitt romney -- that's it. that's the slogan. [ laughter ] just stop right there, before you can even get a bad taste in your mouth. [ applause ] you go, hey that sounds pretty good to me, man. i like that guy. did you see this? yesterday newt gingrich got to feed a panda while he was
visiting the san diego zoo. he was, like, look how much this giant animal loves food. yeah. the panda said that, not newt gingrich. [ laughter ] a talking panda. you heard about that part at the san diego zoo? this is interesting, you guys. switzerland is planning to launch a janitor satellite to clean up space junk. you can tell it's a janitor satellite. take a look at this picture of the satellite, there. you can -- >> jimmy: it's got keys to every room in the galaxy. get this, a court in germany has reopened a 400-year-old case involving a woman who was found guilty of witchcraft. and if that woman is still alive for the trial, i'm going to go ahead and say guilty. [ laughter ] i mean, that can't be, right? it's weird. listen to this. there's apparently a new channel called dog tv. that offers 24 hours of
programming to entertain dogs while their owners are gone. that's crazy. my dog doesn't watch tv. not when i just got him an ipad. you know, he's only -- that's right, a new 24-hour tv channel for dogs. they have this one great reality show, man the bounty hunter. have you seen this? we have a great show tonight, you guys! give it up for roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have a fantastic show. this guy is great in every single thing he's in. he's got a new movie coming out called "thin ice." greg kinnear is here! [ cheers and applause ] all the guys are flipping out because she is coming on our show tonight, she's the star of cbs's hit show "unforgettable," poppy montgomery, is dropping by! [ cheers and applause ]
very pretty. very good. oh, we've got some great music. the drums will be performing for us tonight! [ cheers and applause ] that's a cool band. they sound great. good sound. hey, guys, it's time to take a look at the stories making headlines today, and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for pros and cons. here we go. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ >> jimmy: tonight we will be taking a look at the pros and cons of mardi gras. fat tuesday is next week, everyone's getting ready to party in new orleans. crazy time. let's take a look at the pros and cons of mardi gras. here we go. pro, mardi gras is french for fat tuesday. con, fat tuesday is american for tuesday. [ laughter and applause ]
we googled that. pro, in new orleans, it's a time for partying and drunken revelry and public intoxication. [ cheers ] con, or as it's also known in new york, the fourth hour of the "today" show. [ laughter and applause ] i'll get some complaint letters from hoda and kathie tomorrow. kathie lee, of course. i leave out the lee, i call her kathie. do you ever -- do you just call her kathie or kathie lee, quest? >> questlove: kathie. >> jimmy: yeah. >> questlove: kath. >> jimmy: you can call her kath? >> questlove: kath. >> oh my god, you guys are real tight, man. >> questlove: yeah we are. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pro, it's a great way to lose those winter blahs. con, it's a great way to lose those wonder bras. [ laughter and applause ] that rhymes. oh, man.
pro, you can bet the "jersey shore" kids will be partying cajun style. con, especially "the situation." ♪ "the situation." pro, if you go down, be sure to try the shrimp. don't beat me to the joke, you guys. 'cause that's just not fair. con, that was my pickup line in college. there you go. ♪ [ applause ] it never worked. i'm inviting people on my dad's a shrimping boat, that's what i'm talking about. pro, it's a holiday where you have an excuse to get drunk. [ cheers ] con, just like st. patrick's day, new years, christmas, thanksgiving, easter, president's day, labor day, flag day, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, the vernal equinox, a good day
at work, a bad day at work, and shark week. there you go. [ cheers and applause ] seven days of partying. pro, jambalaya. con, butts on fire. [ laughter ] that rhymes again. there's a lot of rhyming things. pro, i went to mardi gras when i was 13. thank you. con, everyone kept yelling, show us your zits. isn't that weird? then i got proactiv. [ laughter and applause ] still got back trouble, though. [ laughter ] a little case on the backne if you know what i'm talking about. sleep on my stomach. [ laughter ]
sleep on my stomach with my feet in the air. because i have shin acne. if you go down there, you should try the shrimp. [ laughter ] ♪ finally, pro, making a dance at the big easy with your girlfriend. con, finding out the big easy was your girlfriend's nickname in college. there you go. that is your pros and cons. we'll be right back with wax on wax off [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when do you take 5-hour energy? when i'm on the night shift. when they have more energy than i do. when i don't feel like working out. when there isn't enough of me to go around. ♪
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♪ welcome to wax on, wax off, the trivia game where for every correct answer you get $100, and for every incorrect answer, you get a portion of your chest hair waxed off. [ cheers ] let's meet tonight's lucky contestants. come on over. [ cheers and applause ] oh, man. oh, no! oh, man, oh man. [ cheers ] it's going to be a long game. it's going to be a long game. what is your name and where are you from, buddy? >> i'm tom kelly from new jersey. >> jimmy: good man. jersey in the house. [ cheers and applause ] tom kelly, you're a good man. now, you know the rules. i'll ask you a series of questions. if you get it wrong, courtney here will apply hot wax to your chest and then violently rip out a strip of your hair. [ laughter ] now tom, there is one twist.
you don't get to answer the questions. you're going to have to rely on a little help from your friend. let's bring him on out here. hey, there. ♪ hey, buddy. you're smiling a little bit too much already. >> i've been waiting for this all day. >> jimmy: all right. now, how do you know this guy? >> you know, there's no magical story. it's just, you know, hanging out with the same people. and you know, we became good friends. and now i'm going to try to help him out a little bit. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's pretty magical right there the way you put it. but, what is your name? >> allen. >> jimmy: allen, okay, allen, his fate rests entirely in your hands. are you good at trivia? >> oh, i'm very good. very good. >> jimmy: oh, fantastic. best of luck. and remember, it's very easy. just answer correctly and your friend doesn't have to get his chest waxed. >> fantastic. >> jimmy: all right. let's take a look at tonight's categories. we've got -- norwegian monarchs. [ laughter ] quantum mechanics. [ laughter ] did somebody say "micropaleontology"? now you'll notice that micropaleontology is in quotes.
moving on, 1594 b.c.. other lesser known norwegian monarchs. and of course, potpourri. [ laughter and applause ] >> that might be it. that might be it. >> jimmy: feeling good about these categories? >> i wish we had some u.s. history, but, you know -- gonna be honest. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. well, let's get started here. as per the rules of the game, i will be choosing the categories for you. [ laughter ] let's start it off with norwegian monarchs. [ cheers and applause ] ready? here we go. the only son of haakon vii and maud of wales, he was the oldest norwegian monarch to serve under the house of schleswig- holstein-sonderburg-glücksburg. [ laughter ] ♪ shh, audience, no help. thought i heard something. >> david hasselhoff. >> jimmy: david hasselhoff? judges? [ buzzer ] oh, so sorry. we were looking for olav v. olav v. [ laughter ]
very famous norwegian monarch. well, you know what that means. courtney, wax that chest! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> hey, maybe next one. maybe next one. >> jimmy: all right. rocky start. rocky start. but you can make up for it on this next question. let's see what i'm going to choose. i'm going to choose quantum mechanics. [ cheers ] let's take a look at the question. solve this equation. now, just to be fair, here's a pen and paper. [ laughter ] work out your answer. let's have ten seconds on the clock. go for it, allen.
oh, yeah. oh, yeah. that looks great. that looks pretty good there. you've got four seconds. >> i'm done. >> jimmy: you think got it? >> i'm done. i'm gone. >> jimmy: i think he solved it, just for the record. [ buzzer ] let's see what he wrote down here. all right, that's -- [ cheers and applause ] [ sad tuba ] judges? [ buzzer ] judge says no. all right. >> i only had ten seconds. there you go. >> jimmy: yeah. i got ya. it's understood. courtney, wax that chest! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: well, you're 0 for 2 so far. [ slide whistle ] uh-oh, you know what that sound
means. it's time for double trouble. [ laughter ] >> no. no. >> jimmy: yeah. everyone loves this part of the game. >> i don't love it, jimmy. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah, i'll ask you a question. answer correctly and you win a whopping 200 bucks. yeah? >> all right. >> jimmy: you answer incorrectly and your friend gets two strips of chest hair waxed off. all right. are you ready for this? here we go. the double trouble category is an easy one. numbers. here's the question. i'm thinking of a number between 1 and 1,000. what is it? >> i'll say 705. >> jimmy: 705. okay. your answer is locked in. however, since this is double trouble, you may be having second thoughts, so i'm going to offer you a second chance, a chance to change your answer if you want. this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. i strongly suggest you take it.
what will you be changing your answer to? >> 706. [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: goodness. it was actually 705. [ laughter ] >> i should have stuck with my gut. >> jimmy: you should have stuck with your gut on that one. yeah. you were right the first time. >> i knew it. i knew it. i knew it. >> jimmy: courtney, wax that chest twice! ♪ >> jimmy: that's right. tom, you can do it. yeah, yeah. get up there. yeah. ♪ there you go. there you go. all right. go for it. ♪ oh my gosh. courtney. courtney wait. i know this is three times, but this one didn't really -- ♪ seen enough. i've seen enough. i've seen enough.
♪ all right, buddy. all right. sadly, we only have time for one more clue. the remaining categories are, did someone say "micropaleontology," 1594 b.c., other lesser known norwegian monarchs and potpourri. you know what, i'm going to go easy on you a little here. i'm gonna select potpourri. okay. here we go. potpourri. now remember, this can be any category. let's see what tonight's potpourri category is. ♪ oh! [ cheers and applause ] lucky break. lucky break. you almost had to answer something about tv and movies. let's see here. let's see the clue. this norwegian monarch was born in the year 1238. ooh, that's an easy one. >> i'm -- king henry v? [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: king henry v. >> they didn't even give me time to finish my answer. >> jimmy: so sorry. we were looking for magnus the law-mender.
okay once more, let's wax that chest. ♪ >> jimmy: look at that nip. a little nipple right there. going to go there. sorry, buddy. this is not going to be good. it's gonna be tough. you got get that -- yeah. it's rough. it's all right. courtney, go for it. ♪ oh, my god. the wardrobe. you don't want to look at it, tom. don't look at it. everyone at home had to see it. you shouldn't have to. well, how are you feeling, buddy? >> not good. >> jimmy: okay. very good. well, no one goes home empty handed. what will they be taking home? >> well, jimmy, they'll each be taking home a stylish led zeppelin t-shirt, where the l fell off. as well as this 24-pack of nads brand hair removal strips to finish the job. go nads! jimmy! >> jimmy: thank you. thank you very much.
i appreciate that. how are you doing? >> i'm good. i just ate so much beef. >> jimmy: you know what? you guys didn't answer any questions correctly, but we're still going to give you $100 each for playing. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] that's all the time we have for wax on, wax off. we'll be right back with greg kinnear! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ nature fusion cold & flu syrup.
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>> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. [ cheers and applause ] >> i'm looking for courtney. >> jimmy: no, no, are you? courtney's gone. courtney's in a safe place. courtney's not here. that's a fun game, right? >> oh, my god, where is that poor son of a -- >> jimmy: he's in the emergency room right now. he's doing fine. >> oh, my god. you're horrible. >> jimmy: if allen got the questions right, nothing would have happened. >> you were doing your job. you were asking the questions fair and square. he wasn't answering them properly. you're right. >> jimmy: yeah. greg, the last time you were here, i asked you about -- we got into it later, 'cause hosted your own late night talk show. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and you were fantastic at it. >> oh, stop. >> jimmy: you were great. >> yeah. >> jimmy: but we never really talked about it. [ cheers and applause ] what got you into it? what got you into this? >> you know, that came years later when i was a kid. i did some radio.
i was overseas. and i was at a -- we were in -- my father was at the american embassy in athens. and there was a little radio station, afrts, armed forces radio station there, and there was a show called "school days." and the guy who used to do it graduated. so, i got to do that for like a year. >> jimmy: what was "school days" all about? >> it was a pretty cool show, jimmy. [ laughter ] is that what you're asking? >> jimmy: well, was it educational? do you have like, norwegian monarchs on there? [ laughter ] >> no, nothing that cutting edge, unfortunately. no. you know, played some music, and tried to be, you know, cause chaos and anarchy at the school. >> jimmy: oh, was it daze like d-a-z-e? >> that's how cutting edge it is. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. school daze! >> that's right. >> jimmy: can you dig? >> and you know -- >> jimmy: cool man, yeah. i'm in a daze, dude. >> it's all right. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i thought it was -- no, it was really fun to do. and it broadcast, you know, at the armed -- the air force base down there, and all through athens. and i did it once a week. i would go in and follow -- they had the broadcast of
casey kasem, remember casey kasem? >> jimmy: yeah, he's the best. [ cheers ] >> so i would go in, and you know, he would be finishing up, you know, hello and welcome back to "american top 40." i'm casey kasem. >> jimmy: that's it. that's exactly it. >> that's my casey. that's my casey from -- >> jimmy: that's a great casey kasem. fantastic. >> ehh -- it needs work. >> jimmy: it needs work. where else are you going to do your casey kasem impersonation? >> true. >> jimmy: it killed here. so, he'd do number one song and then you would come in with "school daze"? >> correct. they did "the top 40," it was just an hour show. but it was fun to do, and i liked radio. i was always was kind of taken with it. >> jimmy: was casey your guy that you listened to? >> casey. i liked casey. when i got to college, you know, larry king had, larry king had of course, that great broadcast, the musical broadcasting system where he would do -- broadcast all over the country. and i remember hearing that. >> jimmy: i never heard of larry king's radio show. >> you never heard -- oh, you didn't? oh, my god, it was huge. and it was kind of before -- i mean, now there's all sorts of shows where you can call in, and
they'll take your call and you're on the air. but at the time, it was like an amazing thing. i mean you picked up -- i sound like i'm like 90-years-old telling this story. you would call, and i never thought anybody would actually answer the phone. but i called in one time, listening to his broadcast, and they literally said turn your radio down, you're about to go on the air, and it's a national show. >> jimmy: what did he discuss on those shows? like, what was it about? >> he had guests. it was kind of an odd, you know, mixture of -- i don't know who the hell he was talking to the night i called and got through. but it was just -- i really was just taken with the idea that i was going to be on national radio. >> jimmy: did you have anything to say? or you just called, and did you freeze? >> you know he -- yeah, i called, actually, and he -- i remember he had a cold when he was doing the show. and i said, suddenly i couldn't believe i was on the air with larry. i said, larry, i'm -- i think i got your cold. [ laughter ] and he -- and after the longest silence in the history of radio, he said, what's your question, sir?
>> jimmy: just cut to the chase. >> you know the larry thing, right? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> he can make you feel pretty tight. >> jimmy: did you have a question? or you don't remember? >> i didn't -- i think i froze. it was like an awkward, awkward, bad moment. >> jimmy: hang up the phone. speaking of cold and segways -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: -- i'm going to segway into "thin ice." >> damn, that was good. >> jimmy: thanks. it was pretty smooth, right? [ applause ] smooth like ice? no -- they don't even say that. but, "thin ice." where did you shoot that? was that in minnesota? >> yeah, we shot it just outside minneapolis, and in minneapolis. and it was in the dead of winter. >> jimmy: freezing cold, huh? >> you're here this time of year, as opposed to up there. because it's unbelievably cold. >> jimmy: now, why do you take movies like that though? >> i don't -- i think i -- you know, i looked so cold and tired, i think i went a little too method in this movie, quiet frankly when i watch it. >> jimmy: it was being --, you look temperature method? >> i look blue in the movie through a great portion of it. >> jimmy: i never heard of that method acting. actually make your temperature colder. >> oh yeah. >> jimmy: good for you, man.
>> if you're into the role. >> jimmy: oh yeah, i'm sure. >> jimmy: but, it's a great -- it's a great story. it's a cool script. do you want to explain to everyone -- >> it's a -- you know, it's a movie about an insurance salesman who -- he's an opportunistic guy, he cuts corners and tries to take advantage of an old guy that he meets. a potential customer, played by alan arkin. and he ends up in an unbelievable story. billy crudup's in it and -- >> jimmy: billy crudup is great. >> -- he's awesome in the movie. and it's kind of an unexpected journey that is very cold. >> jimmy: uh, uh -- i want to show you a clip here. it's you and billy, you basically try to steal the old man's violin. >> that's right. >> jimmy: and you'll see. here's greg kinnear and billy crudup in "thin ice." >> take the violin. you can take it. it's worth $30,000. >> are you really going to try to jack with me? >> it's an important instrument. it comes from germany. >> oh, it's german? i didn't realize it was german. that's -- do you think i'm stupid? >> look at me. look at me. why would i bother to take this thing? huh?
what am i supposed to do with it? >> you can sell it. you can pawn it, whatever. you take it, it's yours. that's yours. but, i work here. you can't be here. you need to go. >> $30,000? >> yeah. >> you better not be screwing with me. [ cheers and applause ] >> look at his mustache. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. that's unbelievable. >> it's quite terrifying. >> jimmy: it's really good. now, i would say "thin ice." ice seems to be a theme in this movie a little bit it's the title, "thin ice." we have a game here on our program that we play. >> okay. >> jimmy: it involves an ice hole and throwing bean bag fish into an ice hole. [ cheers and applause ] would you want to play that game with me, please? >> yes, i would. >> jimmy: i love it!
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back! i'm here with greg kinnear! [ cheers and applause ] he stars in a movie called "thin ice," so tonight, we're going to play our "late night" action sport. it's called "total ice holes." [ cheers and applause ] >> total ice holes! woo! >> jimmy: greg, we're going to take turns tossing these fish bean bags into that ice hole. [ laughter ] the rules are simple. five turns each. you get one point if your fish lands entirely on the ramp. three if it hands in the hole. you can knock your opponent's fish off the ramp, but if you knock theirs in the hole, then they get three points. [ audience oohs ] >> okay. >> jimmy: cheers, buddy.
>> by the way, i saw him with donald trump last night play "password," so i know how competitive you are, so i've been -- >> jimmy: i kicked his ass! [ cheers and applause ] i didn't even really. i had teresa from "real housewives," and i was afraid she was going to flip a table at me. [ cheers ] do you want me to go first, or do you want to go first? >> yeah, you go first. >> jimmy: okay. i'll show you how it's done. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: there we go. [ cheers ] ♪ [ audience oohs ] really? >> yeah. your arm hurts me. >> jimmy: all right, here we go. for playing "password" last night. [ audience ohs ] oh, come on! >> a little too much speed. >> jimmy: a little too much mustard. >> i'm nervous. i'm scared. >> jimmy: a little too much mustard on that one. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i'm not that competitive. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, baby!
>> jimmy: oh my god. >> get him jimmy! >> jimmy: all right, here we go. [ audience ohs ] oh, come on! getting cocky. [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers ] >> the heartbreak. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. here we go. come on. oh, god. [ audience boos ] i got a lot of stuff going on at home, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ all right here we go. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] come on, buddy. you've got to come through for me, man. you know what you've got to do, pal. [ cheers and applause ]
♪ so this is it. >> this is it. >> jimmy: here's the deal. if you get it on there, then you win. >> right. >> jimmy: if you don't get it on, it's a tie, and everyone -- ends happy. everyone leaves happy. [ laughter ] >> okay, right. >> jimmy: now, if you don't get it on there, we can run and get one more bag. is that right? can we do it real quick? >> i don't like happy endings. this isn't going to be over. [ audience ohs ] here we go. here we go. [ drum roll ] hey, listen. this is -- [ cheers and applause ] oh god! are you kidding me? >> jimmy: it fell off! you knocked yourself off! >> oh my god! >> jimmy: let's go one more. quick one. >> okay, all right. all right. ♪ i can do it. i got time. >> jimmy: so happy. i'm so happy. ready? >> yeah. >> jimmy: i'm just gonna go fast. >> did it fall off at the last second? it seems like it -- >> jimmy: it definitely did, greg. [ laughter ]
[ audience ohs ] [ sad tuba ] [ applause ] >> i mean, it's all set up. >> jimmy: i know, i know, i know, i know. >> all i've got to do is that. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: greg kinnear! that's how you do it right there! "thin ice" is in select theaters on friday! poppy montgomery joins us next. come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ septic system breakdowns affect over 1 million homes each year. regular tank maintenance can help avoid backups, disgusting messes, and countless hours of repair. rid-x septipacs are easy-to-use, dissolvable pouches with enzymes that immediately break down waste, and time-release bacteria that work continuously to reduce tank buildup. use rid-x once a month and help save yourself from disaster. rid-x. number 1 in septic maintenance. join the rid-x septic subscriber program, and never
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you know our next guest from her many years on cbs's "without a trace." she's currently starring in the popular new cbs drama, "unforgettable." please welcome the lovely, the talented, poppy montgomery! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> hi. >> jimmy: poppy montgomery, thank you so much for coming on the show. >> thank you for having me. >> jimmy: now, poppy montgomery is an interesting name. poppy is your -- >> poppy petal emma elizabeth deveraux donahue montgomery. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: so that must have been tough in grade school, right? >> it wasn't good. >> jimmy: just poppy. >> now it's very hip to have this sort of bizarro name, but when i --
>> jimmy: say it again for me one more time. >> poppy petal emma elizabeth deveraux donahue montgomery. >> jimmy: wow. >> poppy petal sounds kind of -- pornstarry, doesn't it? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: poppy -- >> i was like -- my mom. i was like, that's not -- >> jimmy: poppy petal? no, no, no. quest, quest, stop it, quest. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: happy valentine's day. i know it was last night. >> yes. >> jimmy: did you go bonkers? did you do anything wild? >> i got a dessert truck for my whole crew. and more specifically, for me. i ate everything on the truck. everyone thought i was drunk, but i was just high on sugar. >> jimmy: now, are you one of those that can eat whatever you want? >> no, i have to work out. so this is my new thing, okay. >> jimmy: you just dance while you eat. >> i dance while i eat. no, i can't dance. i dance like elaine on "seinfeld." it's a bad deal. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: are you a bad dancer? >> the worst dancer on -- it's embarrassing. >> jimmy: come on. >> no, no, no, no, no! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: come on! ♪ >> no! >> jimmy: no, but you really are a bad dancer, though? >> i'm a bad dancer, but i work
out like crazy, 'cause i eat a bunch of sugar. so i'm working so much, and i'm, you know, doing show so much, i wanted to have time with my son and also be able to work out. so i got this xbox kinect, right? >> jimmy: oh, i love it. [ cheers ] >> right, okay. >> jimmy: phenomenal. >> but he was beating me at everything. like, ping-pong, and we're playing tennis, and he's winning. but i found one that he can't win. because he's got short little tiny 4-year-old legs. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> okay? so there's a running game. >> jimmy: i love that you're as competitive as greg kinnear. >> i am, like -- >> jimmy: greg kinnear is a competitive son of a bitch. [ laughter and applause ] >> i compete with my 4-year-old. i found a game and i beat the system. xbox, i'm sorry. i love your stuff. it keeps me in shape, but the running game is not about speed. it's about -- you've got to lift your legs really high, right? >> jimmy: oh, so he's screwed. >> his legs are like this big. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah, awesome! >> he's all red and sweaty. and i'm just standing there lifting my legs up really, really high. [ laughter ] i'm, like, keep running, little man. >> jimmy: yeah, wait 'til you get older and develop your brain. [ laughter ] >> yeah, wait till you run --
but he beats me. >> jimmy: that's really cruel. i love that you win, though. that's good. >> i win. >> jimmy: wait, we've got to talk about "unforgettable." >> "unforgettable." >> jimmy: because this is -- you wanna tell everyone what this is about? this -- i don't know the name of this talent, i guess. what do you call this? is this a -- >> we call it an ability. >> jimmy: an ability. >> an ability. it used to be called hyperthymesia, and now it's called -- it's like my name. highly superior autobio -- wait a second. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. >> i know what this is called. i do it every day. highly superior autobiographical memory. >> jimmy: is this based on marilu henner? >> yeah. well, marilu henner is one of six people who has it. >> jimmy: 'cause i saw her -- was it "60 minutes" or something she was on? >> yeah, she's amazing. >> jimmy: and she just -- and i just saw her recently at the airport. >> you did? >> jimmy: listen to my memory. isn't that great? >> wait a second. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i saw you once, right? you don't have it, jimmy. all right, look. no, but i did -- i did see her at the airport. >> did you talk? >> jimmy: i talked to her, i said, 'cause i love her. i mean, she's elaine from "taxi." i love her so much. >> yes, she's amazing. >> jimmy: and i go, oh, my god. and i heard about the show.
i go, and i saw her on "60 minutes." i go, "it's so good to see you." she goes, "i know, the last time i saw you was august 8th, 2009. >> it was a tuesday. >> jimmy: it was a tuesday. >> the weather was 72 degrees. >> and it was unbelievable. >> no, it's real. >> jimmy: and it's the truth, and she goes, "you were with drew and your wife." and i was like, "yeah." >> yep. >> jimmy: and i go, "i guess it was a tuesday. i have no idea." [ laughter ] but it's a real thing. >> it's a real thing, and the first time i had lunch with her, i was so nervous that something horrific was going to happen. 'cause i was, like, she will never, never, never, never forget. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: could forget anything happened. >> like, you don't want to do anything -- >> jimmy: you had -- you had salad stuck in your teeth. [ laughter ] >> i was thinking of way worse things than that. i was, like, what if something is like, i just -- anywhere, anything. >> jimmy: oh, i hear ya, okay. >> i sat really still and smiled and nodded the whole time. >> jimmy: you nodded the whole time. >> she remembered everything. i was late, what i was wearing. >> jimmy: is that right? >> jimmy: she's a goody. we have a clip from "unforgettable." >> oh, we do? >> jimmy: poppy montgomery, you guys. check it out. >> he's dead.
>> lieutenant burns, nypd, involved in a shooting at 126 frederick street. one perp down. need an ambulance at this address. ♪ >> clara was here. this is her tea. >> jimmy: there you go. [ cheers and applause ] "unforgettable." airs tuesdays at 10:00 on cbs. poppy montgomery, everybody! the drums perform next. come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ all right ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ can you feel it out there? ♪ ♪ you gotta lift yourself up ♪ ♪ that's right [ male announcer ] join the masters of style... even trimming, a close shave, and accurate edging... with the new gillette fusion proglide styler.
thanks again, brothers. thanks. the drums! check out their album, "portamento"! my thanks to greg kinnear, poppy montgomery, the drums once again! [ cheers and applause ] and the greatest band in late night, the roots, right there! [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for carson daly. thank you for watching. have a great night. hope to see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ this morning, on "early today," southwest slug fest. the gop presidential frontrunners clash in arizona, just days before a pair of crucial primaries. river of ruin. warm weather and heavy rain devastate homes in washington state.